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NSF funds new model for BOINC
Posted 7 Jun 2017 by Bryan
Gentlemen, you are all missing the point of this!
A while ago NSF dropped their grant (money) to fund BOINC. DA in effect lost his job. He immediately left his baby, BOINC, and put future development/support into the private sector. He washed his hands because he was no longer being paid.
So what do you do if you want to again feed from the NSF money cow? Of course you come up with another idea and sell it to them! You sell them on the idea that millions and millions of people will connect their phones, tablets, and computers to help major data centers crunch for science. Viola, you get a job and get paid for another 3 years ... now that is success! Of course it is a shame that the other 2 collaborators only get 50% of a salary, but thank goodness DA is taken care of.
And now that he is getting paid again, he will come help us with BOINC. I feel so blessed. Wait a minute, didn't he say he was coming to help BOINC because he needed something from it to support his new TBD project. Nah, that can't be it. He's coming to take care of his baby again because he cares!
Sorry for taking to the soapbox. I'm old and cynical :)
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